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  • The Center for African Legal Studies and the International Institute for the Rights of the Child have signed an agreement for a MOOC on the protection of human rights and civic space in Africa.
    The experts present at CEJA and their partners will bring their knowledge and the necessary support for the content of this future training! Thank you to Mr. Patrick Lessène for his commitment!


  • Between September 21st and 24th, 2022, Malaga (Spain) will host the XXII conference of the European Society of Criminology, organised by the Institute of Criminology of Malaga. It is around the theme "Challenges and opportunities in a virtually and physically connected Europe: the need for criminology" that IDE, in collaboration with the JWC, will have the honour to present, on Saturday 24th September, a project that has been under study for two years. This research aims at creating an international observatory on juvenile justice in Switzerland. 


  • The International Child Rights Institute is organising a meeting in Geneva between Ms Dieneba Diakite and two vice-chairs of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on 14 September 2022.


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  • The International Institute for the Rights of the Child is providing expertise to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in the drafting of its General Comment 26 on "Children's rights and the environment, in particular climate change".


  • IDE, in partnership with Cheick Anta Diop University, Thomas Sankara University, Nouakchott University, Mohamed V University and the Catholic University of Lyon, is initiating the academic network on children's rights.

14/09/2022 EVENT

On 14 and 15 September 2022, Ms. TRAORE Diénéba DIAKITE, adviser to the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Mali, and Mr. Boubacar TCHIOMBIANO, regional technical adviser for the Access to Justice programme at Terre des hommes in West Africa, took part in the sessions of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, which saw the Philippines and Kuwait appear before the Committee.

At the end of these sessions, Ms. TRAORE and Mr. TCHIOMBIANO met with two vice-chairs of the Committee on the Rights of the Child: Mrs. Hynd Ayoubi Idrissi and Mr. Philip D. Jaffé in order to take stock of Mali's desire to adopt a legislative code for the protection of children. Indeed, a draft code was drawn up and submitted last December, during a workshop, to the amendment of child protection actors in contact with the law.


Mali, having opted for an inclusive approach, wishes to have the opinion of a large number of child protection actors. At this stage, the ministry in charge of child protection, which has the lead on this issue, is still waiting for the opinion of the High Islamic Council in Mali.


As the reaction of the High Islamic Council has not yet been received, the process of developing the draft child protection code is now in a state of lethargy, pending the opinion of all the key actors involved in child protection.


In the opinion of the two members mentioned above, the resolution of such a difficulty requires a plea at the highest level to the executive, i.e. the head of the Malian government, who should first take ownership of this text and work with the various stakeholders, in order to finally move towards the adoption of this draft text.

The discussions also focused on Mali's desire to set up a national directorate for juvenile justice, which will be responsible for the coordination and technical control of services, bodies and all structures involved in the protection of children in contact with the justice system.


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